18 Avril 2012
April 19, 2012
The government will brief local residents next Thursday about the restart of the suspended Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear power plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, the town government has said.
The town, which hosts the nuclear power plant, has been asked by the government for its cooperation in restarting the two suspended reactors.
Oi Mayor Shinobu Tokioka said he would decide whether to approve the reactivation of the Oi reactors in light of the central government's safety measures, which will be explained in the briefing, and the opinions of the town assembly.
"I'd like a senior vice minister [from the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry] or those in higher posts to come and clarify the extent to which the government can ensure the safety of the nuclear reactors at this point," Tokioka said at a press conference Tuesday.